Friday Hacks #179, September 13: High-throughout blockchain & Open Source

Posted on by Raynold Ng

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 13 at 7:00pm
Venue: Town Plaza Seminar Room 5, UTown, NUS

Building a high-throughput blockchain platform for applications

Talk Description:

  • What is blockchain and short overview on consensus algorithms
  • Overview of Zilliqa
  • Introduction to sharding in public blockchains
  • Introduction to smart contracts and why we developer our own smart contract language, Scilla
  • Short introduction to applications development - How to get started?

Speaker Profile

Jun Hao is a developer on weekdays and security geek on weekend. His experiences spanned over multiple computer science domains including blockchain, web security, trusted computing, and program analysis. At Zilliqa, he has co-developed a world-first public blockchain platform that uses sharding to scale. He is also the co-founder of 2 cybersecurity interest groups, Edgis and NUS Greyhats.

Edison leads a team of application developers at Aqilliz, a blockchain solutions provider that create trust, transparency, and convenience for the rapidly growing platform economy. Edison and his team worked on Proton, a digital advertising reconciliation platform and HG Exchange, a private equities member-based exchange. Edison holds a M.Sc from CMU, and enjoys software engineering, blockchain and cybersecurity

Open source: what, why and how

Talk Description:

Open-source software is everywhere around us; from Linux to Mozilla Firefox and 7-Zip, in many cases, the preferred application for a task is open-source, and much of the Internet today runs on open-source software. We discuss briefly what exactly open-source means, why it is important for the field of computing as a whole and its close ties to hacker culture, and how you can get started both in contributing to open-source and also open-sourcing your own software. In the process, we will cover the differences between the major categories of open-source software licenses, as well as some of the philosophy behind open-source software and also free software.

Speaker Profile

Hao Wei is a computer science undergraduate, and an NUS Hackers coreteam member.

Please RSVP at our Facebook event here if you are coming so we know how many people to cater for.

See you there!

Supported by:

NUS Enterprise

The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.

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